Quinoa, Pomegranate and Spiced Chick Pea Salad

Quinoa salad with chickpea and pomegranate.Healthy eating.

Serves 4

Ingredients

300g Quinoa

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Juice of ½ a lemon

8 tablespoons of pomegranate seeds

Small handful of chopped fresh parsley

1 x 400g tin chick peas (drained)

1 x teaspoon fresh red chill (finely chopped)

½ teaspoon cumin

½ teaspoon ground coriander

1 teaspoon paprika

1 tablespoon olive oil

Salt & Pepper

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees and line a baking tray with parchment paper. In a bowl, place the chick peas along with the spices and 1 tablespoon of oil. Toss the chick peas together with the spices until they are coated. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until crispy
  2. Meanwhile, cook the quinoa according to package instructions (note, you may need to soak this first) and set aside to cool.
  3. Once the quinoa is cooked and cooled slightly, add the pomegranate, parsley, lemon juice and oil and mix thoroughly.
  4. When the chick peas are ready, add them to the quinoa mix and there you have it!
  5. (You can make the chick peas in advance, they will keep).

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